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The Path Of The Soul And Corporeal Life

Laitman_725.jpgQuestion: The path of the soul is the opposite of what we do in our world. A problem arises: the values of our world seem to be depreciating, but we must live and we must solve problems precisely according to the principles of our world. It is very difficult to switch. What would you suggest?

Answer: As you study Kabbalah, you will see that everything that exists in our world helps us and directs us toward attainment of the higher spiritual goal, so that you, while still in this world, will discover the upper world, the soul, and will begin to feel you exist in an eternal and perfect space.

Therefore, I advise you to continue, despite any problems. And most importantly, if you want to advance, you should be with us in our daily Kabbalah lessons at least one of the three hours of the lesson. It doesn’t necessarily have to be in real time; you can study the lessons from the recordings. These lessons give a person the same amount of higher energy that is necessary for the development of the soul from that point of asking about the meaning of life.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16

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The Worlds Are Within Us

laitman_940Question: Where are the worlds: within us, meaning, inside our soul?

Answer: The soul is one single whole, or in other words, the universal connection according to an altruistic tendency, according to the characteristic of bestowal. The worlds are found within the soul, and we discover them as levels of connection between us.

There are five worlds. In every world there are five Partzufim. And in every Partzuf there are five Sefirot—a total of 125 levels of approaching the Creator. All of the worlds gradually disappear with continuous approach, and only “we” remain, occupying the entire volume between us.

Question: What is the soul made of, what is its substance?

Answer: The soul consists of a desire for pleasure. This never changes because that substance always remains the same.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/30/16

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Each Time A New Level

laitman_232_05Question: How does it happen that for people who attain the first level in spirituality, the moment they leave the hall where they are studying the wisdom of Kabbalah and find themselves on the street, the memory of the level that they achieved does not remain?

Answer: It is all well and good that nothing remains. You must recreate the same step next time. But it will already be called the second level then. That is how it is renewed every time.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 10/30/16

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Life In A Hologram

laitman_739In the News ( “A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram. …

“The researchers, from the University of Southampton (UK), University of Waterloo (Canada), Perimeter Institute (Canada), INFN, Lecce (Italy) and the University of Salento (Italy), have published findings in the journal Physical Review Letters.

“A holographic universe, an idea first suggested in the 1990s, is one where all the information that makes up our 3-D ‘reality’ (plus time) is contained in a 2-D surface on its boundaries. …

“Professor Skenderis comments: “Holography is a huge leap forward in the way we think about the structure and creation of the universe. Einstein’s theory of general relativity explains almost everything large scale in the universe very well, but starts to unravel when examining its origins and mechanisms at quantum level. Scientists have been working for decades to combine Einstein’s theory of gravity and quantum theory. Some believe the concept of a holographic universe has the potential to reconcile the two. I hope our research takes us another step towards this.”

“The scientists now hope their study will open the door to further our understanding of the early universe and explain how space and time emerged.”

My Comment: The wisdom of Kabbalah speaks a lot about this, but it suggests that one should be involved with the study of man, not the study of nature, to expand the possibilities of our perception, our inner characteristics, so then we will see that the picture of the world that appears before us depends completely on our inner characteristics.

As we shape the world ourselves, we limit it, and as such we also see the world. If we expand this picture by changing our characteristics, we will see the world differently, in other dimensions.

Question: Which is to say, to do this, people must change? And scientists believe it is necessary to explore nature.

Answer: The examination of nature is a very limited approach to the subject. It doesn’t yield anything. We have no benefit from this except satisfying our curiosity.

A person needs to develop and change himself. He can and must expand his internal sensory perception, emotions, desires, and thoughts so much so that he will see worlds that exist outside of him, but he will discover them when he discovers himself.

For example, a little child differs from an adult in that he perceives a small, narrow part of the world, even though he basically sees exactly what the adult sees. The question is what does it mean to “see”? The entire difference lies in this. We don’t see the inner connections of nature, we don’t see the true world but only our lowest level.

It is only when person opens the next levels of absorption, knowledge, emotion, and impressions within himself that the next level of creation that exists around us will be revealed to him.

At present, we are in a period and state in which we can understand that our movement in the direction proposed by scientists is erroneous.

We must turn inward, into ourselves, and expand our senses. But because this is connected to the ego, against our nature, we don’t want this. We sell our perceptive abilities in exchange for petty egoism.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/1/17

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What It Means To be Human

Dr. Michael LaitmanQuestion from Facebook:
You claim that man is bad. Then what does it mean to be human?

Answer: Man is bad because evil is inherent in our nature and develops more and more in the course of humanity’s evolution.

To be human means to take all of your negative qualities and transform them into positive.

This is realized with the help of a special higher energy that exists in nature and is called “the upper Light.” I take my egoism in the left hand, the upper light, the enormous unlimited power of goodness, into the right hand, and I begin to combine them so that they support each other.

In the meantime, egoism begins to play with the upper Light, and the upper Light shines billions of times more precisely because egoism joins it. This creates a huge new sphere of life called the upper world.

A person has to do all this, and the wisdom of Kabbalah explains how. And the Creator helps us to the extent that a person desires it.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 2/15/17

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